Article 40 now available for download!

This year marks the third anniversary of the implementation of the Child Justice Act of South Africa and the Child Justice Alliance continues to keep a sharp focus the impact of the Act on the administration of justice to children in South Africa.
  • This edition opens with an article on the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court in the appeal of Mandla Trust Mpofu v the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others (Centre for Child Law as amicus curiae) CCT 124/11 [2013] ZACC 15.
  • The second article presents the findings of a situational analysis conducted by the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI) of the Community Law Centre on the state of children in prison in South Africa. Clare Ballard, Researcher at CSPRI and co-author of the research report, provides an overview of the research and its key findings.
  • Maintaining its spotlight on regional and global developments, the third article by Maria Assim, Researcher of the Children’s Rights Project of the Community Law Centre discusses the implementation of article 40 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, domesticated in the Law of the Child Act of Tanzania in the case of Elizabeth Michael Kimemeta Lulu v Republic.

This edition can be downloaded HERE